Woke Americans Are Dangerous – and so are Progressives!
The term “woke” originated in the Black community with the intent to mean “awake to racial injustice.” America now seems evenly divided on whether the term is a compliment or an insult.
The term “progressivism” in the United States is considered a political philosophy and reform movement advocating policies that are generally considered left-wing, left-wing populist, democratic socialist, and social democratic. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution our founding fathers created for this great United States of America clearly define our country as a democratic Republic.
Socialist ideas were never put forth to be desirable for our new country. The “Squad” of young democratic socialists (AOC, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib) are intelligent and misguided young women whose intent I believe appears to be the ruin of the Republic. While I respect their right to speak their opinions freely, I would remind all that our founders were very clear on advocating freedom of speech “so long as it does not impinge on the freedom of others.”
The insulting racial and ethnic slurs shouted from the bully pulpit of a welcoming liberal press only prove Thomas Sowell’s clear warning that “facts are not liberals’ strong suit – rhetoric is.” As I’ve heard it said, “everyone has a right to their own opinion, but no one has a right to be wrong in their facts.”
I have the greatest confidence that the Americans who possess common sense are now awake to the dangers these groups present and will fight them tooth and nail, hammer and tong, until they are swept out of any positions of influence and power.